Hebe
 
 
  • Hebe the Goddess of Youth
  • Material: Shell
  • Date and Origin: Cameo is Italian circa 1860/1870
  • Frame: Frame is English, not marked but tested as at least 9 kt gold.
  • Size: over 2  1/8" by 2 "
  • Conditions: Mint.

 
This is a cameo of surpassing beauty. Excellent Quality cameo, the subject of this cameo is Hebe the Goddess of youth, the carving is superb. Hebe was the cup bearer of the Greek Gods, she is depicted while she's feeding the eagle of Zeus.  The frame is very elaborate, 9 kt gold. The shell is in perfect conditions with no stress lines or chips or cracks, the era of this cameo is Victorian, about 1870, A  very desiderable cameo for any collector. For further information on this rarest piece you can Email me following the links placed in every page, I'll be happy to answer to any question.